Spotlight: Redwood National Park
Trees taller than the Statue of Liberty, fresh Northern California air and miles of amazing coastline...
Getting ThereRedwood National Park is located in Humboldt County, on California’s northern coast, approximately 200 miles north of San Francisco and 100 miles south of the Oregon border. Most drive there from the San Francisco Bay Area to experience the amazing and dramatic scenery, mountains and wine country on the way.
What You’ll FindSome of the world’s tallest and oldest trees, over 100 miles of dramatic coastline, enchanted forests, outdoor adventures, small towns, culinary and wine delights and miles of scenic roads.
Make Sure YouDrive through any of the only three remaining “drive-thru” trees in California, explore the National Park, drive the portion of Hwy 101 called the Avenue of the Giants , which twists and turns through the world’s largest old growth redwood forest, check out the coast and go for a hike or bike ride.
Try ThisAs if exploring the great outdoors, breathing in the fresh, pine air and feeling the mossy soil under your feet isn’t enough, go for a boat ride in Humboldt Bay, go antique shopping, eat a great seafood meal or kayak the Humboldt Lagoons. The activities are endless.
Don’t ForgetHow small you are when you’re standing in a grove of redwoods, looking up at trees that are possibly 2,000 years old and taller than the Statue of Liberty…
Gear UpDespite its northern proximity, Humboldt is surprisingly mild all year round, particularly balmy in summer and autumn months. The coast can get misty, foggy and a little rainy so some waterproof gear will suffice … and then whatever you need to jump into the activities you love.